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June 14, 2006
In Reply Refer To:
8100 (240) P
Information Bulletin No. 2006-097
To:                   All State Directors
From:               Division Chief, Division of Cultural, Paleontological Resources & Tribal Consultation
Subject:           Fiscal Year (FY) 2006 Cultural Resource Management (CRM) Program Annual Report        DD: 08/28/2006
The Washington Office (WO) is again requesting the assistance of all the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Field Offices in completing the CRM Program Annual Report. The BLM is required to compile this information to comply with the Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 (P.L. 96-95; 93 Stat. 721; 16 U.S.C. 470aa et seq.) and the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (P.L. 89-665; 80 Stat. 915; 16 U.S.C. 470). The data is assembled and submitted to the National Park Service (NPS) to enable them to complete the “Secretary of the Interior’s Report to Congress on Federal Archaeological Activities.” The data is also used to complete the Public Land Statistics (PLS), the Chief Financial Officers/Stewardship Assets and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act reports, “Public Rewards from Public Lands” report, the Department of the Interior’s “Performance and Accountability” report, as well as occasionally respond to Congressional inquiries.
Additionally, Executive Order 13327 of February 4, 2004, on Federal Real Property Asset Management, requiring all executive branch departments and agencies to develop and implement asset management plans, defines historic properties as Federal real property and requires reporting of these assets. There are categories of historic status that will be tracked, in what is called the “Federal Real Property Profile,” as the BLM moves towards implementation of the Financial and Business Management System (FBMS).
The Office of Management and Budget and the Department of the Interior continue to have an accelerated schedule for submission of the combined Chief Financial Officers/Stewardship Assets. Because of this, WO-240 is asking States to submit their CRM annual reports, consisting of numerical data and narratives, no later than August 28, 2006. The annual reports should summarize accomplishments achieved as of the end of July 2006.
The BLM State Offices are asked to complete the attached questionnaire (Attachment 1), as well as provide information in narrative or tabular form, according to the following headings. Please keep your responses short and concise.
State Highlights. Summarize major annual accomplishments in the CRM program, including implementation of the National Programmatic Agreement, Native American coordination and consultation, collections management and Native America Graves Protection Repatriation Act
(NAGPRA) inventories, major inventories and excavations, CRM publications and brochures, outreach efforts, etc. The States should provide detailed information (i.e., 2-3 paragraphs) on their top 4 or 5 accomplishments, along with graphics to illustrate the work completed.
On the less significant work, all States should limit the information provided to short bullets.
Public Outreach. Discuss your State's efforts at promoting public education and awareness of the BLM's cultural heritage.  The BLM’s Project Archaeology partner, Montana State University, will collect Project Archaeology information separately.
Cooperative Management Agreements/Challenge Cost Share Projects. Provide a tabular summary of reporting year cooperative management agreements and challenge cost share projects. Calculate both the BLM and the cooperator input (e.g., money, staff time, volunteer time, materials, etc.) Briefly describe the work accomplished (e.g., inventory, excavation, analysis, outreach) and its location (e.g., name of site or locale where work took place). Colorado should describe the Anasazi Heritage Center's accomplishments in a separate attachment.
LOOT Form. Complete the NPS Listing of Outlaw Treachery (LOOT) form (Attachment 2) for any archaeological looting incident.
National Register of Historic Places. Please update your State's list of National Register properties.
Section VI–Enforcement. States are required to collect data on archaeological enforcement and prosecutions from their field offices and compile it for their States. Please coordinate, as necessary, with your Special-Agent-in-Charge in the completion of this section.
The reporting unit is each State Office. Please ensure internal consistency with data provided in previous fiscal years.

A copy of the consolidated CRM Report for FY 2005 can be found on the Heritage Program Intranet website at http://www.blm.gov/heritage/data_06CRM.html. Information on the FY 2005 CRM cost share accomplishments and BLM National Register of Historic Place listings through the end of FY 2005 also can be found at this website, along with the CRM annual report form. All of these documents can be printed.
Any questions on the report, should be directed to Richard Brook at (202) 452-0326 or by e-mail at rbrook@blm.gov.
Signed by:                                                                   
Authenticated by:
Jerry J. Cordova                                                          
Robert M. Williams
Acting, Division Chief, Division of Cultural,                   
Division of IRM Governance,WO-560
 Paleontological Resources & Tribal Consultation
2 Attachments
     1 - Cultural Resource Annual Report /BLM Annual Report of Heritage Education (11 pp)                           

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